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      R. H. Russell; John Lane, New York; London 1898 - Kemble, E. W. A COON ALPHABET. New York: R. H. Russell; London: John Lane, 1898, (1898). FIRST EDITION. 8vo - 7-1/8" x 8-15/16". Tan cloth backed yellow pictorial paper covered boards; black decoration and black and red lettering printed on both the upper and lower covers. The wonderful condition of this copy cannot be overstated; the only signs of wear anywhere on this book are the slightest hints of shelfwear and that is it. Publisher's original cream color pictorial dust wrapper with green decoration and lettering to the front panel; missing the bottom 1" of the front panel and spine and there are two small chips to the back panel for what is a lovely and rather amazing survival of a 19th century dust wrapper. Plain endpapers with the bookplate of American actress and vocalist Lillian "Lulu" Glaser on front endpaper. There is an inscription and a wonderful, full page, highly detailed pen and ink drawing by E. W. Kemble, signed and dated Dec. 14 -98 on FFE. [60] leaves, not [56] leaves as called for due to the leaves for the letters N and O being included twice. Printed on heavy weight coated paper which remains as bright and as white as the day the book was printed; the twenty-six letters of the alphabet are paired with twenty-six, four line rhymes that represent African American characters in negative stereotypical fashion; every leaf with a large black and white drawing by Kemble which again represents the African American characters in a negative stereotypical fashion. The condition of the book is FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is VERY GOOD. Truly the ULTIMATE COPY that one could have of this title! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Rama. Poème dramatique en trois actes. Illustrations de Alphonse Mucha

      Paris: Bibliothèque Artistique et Littèraire 1898 - Widmung des Autors auf dem Schmutztitelblatt, Nummer 355 von insgesamt 385 Exemplaren "sur vélin", OBrosch., 122 Seiten mit 5 ganzseitigen farbigen Illustrationen von A. Mucha auf Sondertafeln, 4° (22 x 28,5 cm), Decke lichtrandig und etwas abgegriffen, Rücken mehrfach eingerissen, innen durchgehend leicht lichtrandig, Bindung gelockert, Seidenpapier zum Schutz der ersten Illustration eingerissen, insgesamt noch guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, only printing of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Condition of this unrestored, original, and complete copy approaches very good. Though it is technically ex-library, there are no external indicators. The publisher's green cloth binding remains remains tight and square with bright gilt and nicely rounded spine. Slight softness to the corners, moderate overall soiling, and a .25 inch (6 mm) split at the spine head do not substantially detract from exterior presentation. The only indications of ex-library status are a bookplate and an ink stamp. The plate is that of “Cardiff Public Libraries” affixed to the front pastedown indicating that this book was “Bequeathed to the Central Library” in “May, 1935” by a “William Price James, M.A.” We find no other previous ownership marks. A .75 inch (19 mm) diameter round ink-stamp of “Cardiff Public Libraries” is found at the foot of the blank title page verso, with diminutive library notation beneath. The contents remain quite respectably clean for the edition. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. The original black endpapers are present, with just a .75 inch (19mm) unobtrusive cosmetic split to the paper at the front pastedown gutter that does not affect binding integrity and a tiny chip to the upper left corner of the front free endpaper. Spotting is mild for the edition, incidental within and modest to the page edges, which show light dust soiling to the top edges and a little shelf soiling to the bottom edges. Second state of the first and only printing is confirmed by an errata slip tipped in at p. 1 and a rear catalogue dated “3/98”. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: "...I had written them with the design... of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: "...It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12.

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        Les trois villes. Lourdes. Paris. Charpentier et Fasquelle. 1894. Rome. Paris. Charpentier et Fasquelle. 1896. Paris. Paris. Charpentier et Fasquelle. 1898.

      - 1 volume in-12° relié demi-chagrin à coins marron, tête dorée, dos lisse, auteur, titre et date (en queue) dorés, Couverture et dos conservés. Faux titre, titre et 598 p. - Un des 340 exemplaires numérotés (N°27) sur papier de Hollande. Édition Originale. Rome. Paris. Charpentier et Fasquelle. 1896. 1 volume in-12° relié demi-chagrin à coins marron, tête dorée, dos lisse, auteur, titre et date (en queue) dorés. Couverture conservée. Faux titre, titre et 751 p. - Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés (N°58) sur papier de Hollande. Édition Originale. Paris. Paris. Charpentier et Fasquelle. 1898. 1 volume in-12° relié demi-chagrin à coins marron, tête dorée, dos lisse, auteur, titre et date (en queue) dorés. Couverture conservée. Faux titre, titre et 608 p. - Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés (N°20) sur papier de Hollande. (Petite déchirure en marge inférieure de la couverture supérieure habilement restaurée). Édition Originale. Seul défaut notoire de cette belle série traces blanchâtres sur le chagrin. Sinon très bon état d'ensemble en reliure uniforme. Carteret. II, 492-493. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        Le superbe Orénoque

      - Hetzel, Paris 1898, Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm), 411pp., relié. - Prima illustrato edizione del 20 inserto, la maggior parte policroma ma alcuni in bianco e nero. Catalogo AJ definitiva (anche se queste incisioni sono stati annunciati nel colore JAUZAC, alcuni sono nero o seppia). C'è solo una scatola golden globe per questo titolo. editor di Cartone "Nel mondo d'oro" del 3 ° tipo. Scritto nel 1894 e pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1898. Il superbo Orinoco è un romanzo d'avventura con una ragazza in cerca di suo padre. Il romanzo è basato sulle storie di esploratore Jean Chaffanjeon che hanno fatto diversi viaggi sul Orinoco e in questa regione 1884-1886. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée, bien complète des 20 hors-texte, la plupart polychromes mais certains en noir et blanc ou sépia. Catalogue AJ in fine  Il n'y a qu'un seul cartonnage au globe doré pour ce titre. Cartonnage d'éditeur "Au globe doré" du 3e type. Belle première plaque aux ors bien brillants mais une zone grattée laissant apparaître du rouge sous le bleu, plusieurs rayures au-dessus de cette zone. Coins frottés légèrement repliés. Dos assez bien avec zone grattée au centre, salissures dans la vignette au phare. Coiffes frottées et affaissées. Second plat assez bien avec petites taches. 2 cahiers légèrement ressortis. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Rédigé en 1894 et paru pour la première fois en 1898, Le superbe Orénoque est un roman d'aventure mettant en scène une fille à la recherche de son père. Le roman est basé sur les récits de l'explorateur Jean Chaffanjeon qui effectua plusieurs voyages sur l'Orénoque et dans cette région du monde de 1884 à 1886.  

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        The War of the Worlds

      Heinemann, London 1898 - London, Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. A cornerstone of modern speculative fiction collecting, and literature in general. First issue (Currey's priority A [Currey p426]), sixteen pages of ads dated Autumn 1897. Some rubbing to the board edges, bumping to the spine tips, and a slight lean. Top edge dusty, ads carelessly opened to the rear. A little toning to the prelims. Front hinge pulled, but neat enough. Mark to one leaf at the beginning of the ads. Number 39 on the NPR greatest SF list. In the Locus list for best SF of all time there are only four novels listed prior to WWII, including Star Maker, The Time Machine, Frankenstein and War of the Worlds, which whilst it's easy to think of others that should be included it's hard to argue that those four shouldn't. A classic. [6494, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.

      London: Leonard Smithers,, 1898. Octavo. Original vellum-backed mustard cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Vellum spine a little dusty, cloth a touch thumbed but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, limited issue, one of 30 numbered copies printed on japon. On the verso of the title page is a hand-written 16-line poem titled "In Memoriam Oscar Wilde", signed George Ives. The verses allude to those who had betrayed Wilde and ends "Some day on history's page / Shall his mournful fate be told / Young eyes in a better age / Shall weep at this tale of old". Ives was a minor poet and founder of the Order of Chaeronea, a secret society for homosexuals. He was to be one of the very few of Wilde's friends who visited him during his imprisonment.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      AUGUSTIN CHALLAMEL Librairie Maritime et Coloniale 1898 - Edition Originale, Ex-dono, Carte. - 1898, PARIS, AUGUSTIN CHALLAMEL, Librairie Maritime et Coloniale. - In-huit broché, 1 f. p. de fx titre avec l'EX-DONO de FOUREAU à Alfred GRANDIDIER "Hommages Respectueux. Offert à Monsieur GRANDIDIER, Signé J. FOUREAU" 149 pages, 1 f. de table, CARTE dépliante in fine. - Fernand FOUREAU, 1850 à Saint-Barbant en Haute-Vienne/1914 à Paris, explorateur français du Sahara et gouverneur de la Martinique de 1908 à 1913. - Alfred GRANDIDIER explorateur et naturaliste français, 1836/1921. Il part à Zanzibar puis à l'île de La Réunion pour se reposer. En 1865, il découvre Madagascar, qu'il visite avec Auguste Lantz. Il se consacre dès lors à l'étude de l'île et y fait de fréquents séjours avec le soutien du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle de Paris et de la Société de géographie. Les travaux d'Alfred Grandidier attirent l'attention du gouvernement français sur cette île qu'il allait annexer. Il conseille de nombreux explorateurs de l’île et assiste Joseph Gallieni lors de la conquête de l’île. Il est élu à l'Académie des sciences en 1885 et est président de la Société de géographie de 1901 à 1905. Mots clés : [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        le corsaire triplex

      furne 1898 - très rare édition originale avec sa couverture légendaire [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MBLIVRES]
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        Pel Signor Vincenzo Rota fu Pietro contro S. E. Mons. Vescovo D. Paolo Schinosi, Vicario Generale Capitolare dell'Archidiocesi di Benevento

      Tipografia Napoletana - Napoli, 1898. ITALIANO 0,03 Fascicolo della fine dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, bordo e punte leggermente sfregati, macchia d'umidità e fioritura, tagli appena bruniti, pagine in buono stato. Elegante testatina in nero su incipit. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        La vita domestica e pubblica dei greci e dei romani

      ALBRIGHI, SEGATI E C., MILANO 1898 - ITALIANO Terza edizione ricorretta. Legato in cartonato flessibile con segni d’uso e del tempo più marcati al dorso e lungo i bordi, che si presentano scoloriti con piccoli strappi e mancanze, la più evidente al piatto anteriore che continua anche nelle pagine sottostanti, mancanze che, non ledono la leggibilità del testo, completo e perfettamente leggibile. Tagli e fogli ingialliti con fioritura. Firma d’appartenenza alla prima pagina.

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        The Story of My Heart: My Autobiography (Zaehnsdorf Exhibition binding)

      Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine 1898 - This is the limited 'First Edition' of 925 copies on Van Gelder paper, published by Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine in 1898 in their 'Old World Series'. Issued in small 8vo. size. the boards being c. 7 x 3.75 inches. Title page printed in red and black. The verso of a blank leaf at the end has the inscription 'Ethel Xmas 1928'. A very clean copy internally. Bound (c. 1928?) in full morocco by Zaehnsdorf with their gilt-stamped signature on the front turn-in and with their blind stamp of a binding hammerer on the rear pastedown which was Zaehnsdorf's mark for their exhibition bindings. Both covers are similarly decorated in a virtually all over elaborate design with three gilt lines around. The spine has five raised bands and the same gilt decoration together with gilt lettering. All edges gilt and there are silk endpapers. With gilt-rolled edges. Turn-ins with matching design and a little further decoration. There is a tear in the leather on the spine across the word Story, one bottom corner a trifle bumped and the odd slight wear elsewhere. Both hinges have rubbing: the upper board had a little movement but it has now been professionally re-hinged. Overall a very good example of one of this companies finer bindings. This autobiographical work was first published in 1883. Within the U.K. delivery is free and will be by Special Delivery Next Day. All Other Destinations: delivery, by air, will be by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, or Tracked (when either is available), or by International Signed (tracked in the U.K., with a signature taken on delivery). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eliot Lewis, Bookseller]
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      SOCIETA' EDITRICE DANTE ALIGHIERI, 1898. ITALIANO 0,42 Annotate da Felice Martini, pagine con bruniture del tempo, lieve fioritura ed alcune postille e sottolineature soprattutto a fine volume, alcuni angoli con orecchie e l'ultima pagina con strappi e nastro adesivo, frontespizio usurato, con fioritura, strappi e posticci restauri, rilegatura in tutta similpelle muta, con polvere, sottile fioritura ed alcune piccole macchie USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Rossas Recollections 1838 to 1898 Childhood Boyhood Manhood

      First edition. 8vo., original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, cloth slipcase. New York, O'Donovan Rossa.

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        Cathedral Spires, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

      William Henry Jackson 1898 - Vintage mammoth plate albumen photograph mounted on cardboard. 532 × 423 mm. Scarce mammoth plate by the American photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), one of the foremost photographers of the American West. The photograph shows the view of the Cathedral Spires rock formations at Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado with three men on horseback in the foreground of the image. Photograph slightly faded. Blue ink retouch on the right edge of the image. Minor flaking offs at the lower edge of the photograph. Overall in very good condition. Vintage mammoth plate albumen photograph mounted on cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        The Complete Works.

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.,, 1898–1900. 24 volumes in 12, octavo (205 x 133 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, gilt panelled spines with red star-shaped onlays, marbled sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Frontispieces with captioned tissue-guards, title pages printed in red and green within an ornamental border printed in gold, black and white plates throughout. Spines faded to brown, a couple of volumes slightly chipped and bumped at spine. An excellent set. First collected edition of Tolstoy's works in English, edited by Nathan Haskell Dole with various translators. A handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Minor Poems of John Milton Illustrated and Decorated By A Garth Jones

      London: Printed by W Bulmer and Co. 1898 - London: George Bell & Sons, 1898. First edition thus. Full vellum binding by Macmillan and Bowes Cambridge. Gilt titles to a brown label  and further gilt decoration to the spine and front and rear covers (armorial crest). Ever so slightly bowed boards, hand painted end papers, 26 full page plates by Jones with many more in the text. Alfred Garth Jones (1872–1955) was an English artist and illustrator who worked mainly in woodcut, pen and ink line art drawing and watercolour. Scarce volume. The only other copy we can find is a limited edition of this work printed on Japan vellum and bound in morocco.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – bright and attractive. Joints – good condition – solid. Corners – good condition – gently worn. Boards – good condition – slightly bowed, armorial crest. Page edges – good condition – all page edges gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – paper cracked to the front hinge, otherwise solid. Paste downs – good condition. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some foxing. Binding – good condition – attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1898 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lyrical Poems of Shelley

      Ballantine Press/ Vale Press, London, [1898. Near fine. Limited edition: one of 210 copies 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, 54 pages, full calf with elaborate art noveau design in gold tooling bound by Zaensdorf with burgundy cloth endpapers, some wear at hinges, Featuring the design work of Charles Ricketts. Book plate of Mary Emmeline Laura Baroness Gerard on endpaper with ink inscription to her in unidentified hand on preliminary blank dated 1898. Small printed label of the Blakesware Library pasted to inside front cover indicating this volume was once located in "Lady Gerard's Sitting Room."

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        Signed photo

      Russian-born American pianist (1898-1941) who started a fabulous career very early, recorded many piano rolls, composed and transcribed numerous pieces for his instrument. He died at age 42. Beautiful signed photo showing him reading the news in a ship, 7 x 5 inches, dated 1933. Stamped on verso by on-board photographer D. Bremen. Beautiful, perfectly clear signature in black ink, in excellent conditionALSO included is an unsigned photo taken on the same trip, same size, also stamped on verso by photographer

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        Miss Betty.

      London C. Arthur Pearson Limited 1898 - First edition, 8vo., frontispiece portrait of the author, device on title, 5pp. advertisements, bookplate on front free endpaper, original cloth, slightly sunned at spine with some minor discolouration to lower cover, otherwise a very good copy. A scarce Stoker work, and his only experiment in historical romance, involving love, war and highway robbery. Hard to find, especially in such condition, with only one copy coming up at auction that we could find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The Old Man Young Again together with The Secrets of Women.

      Paris: Charles Carrington, 1898 and 1899. [Eroitica]. FIRST EDITIONS. Octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.xi; [1]; 265; [1]; pp.viii; 256. Contemporary French bindings of blue half morocco over cloth sides and purple morocco over marbled boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, gilt titles to spines. Both titles from a limited printing of 500 copies each on Dutch paper. Decorative bookplate to pastedown of each volume with the name bashfully scratched out, some light spotting to preliminaries, bindings nicely aged with some slight rubbing to extremities, especially to the corners. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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      SOCIETA' EDITRICE DANTE ALIGHIERI, ROMA 1898 - ITALIANO Annotate da Felice Martini, pagine con bruniture del tempo, lieve fioritura ed alcune postille e sottolineature soprattutto a fine volume, alcuni angoli con orecchie e l'ultima pagina con strappi e nastro adesivo, frontespizio usurato, con fioritura, strappi e posticci restauri, rilegatura in tutta similpelle muta, con polvere, sottile fioritura ed alcune piccole macchie

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        Hunting Trips in the Caucasus

      London: Rowland Ward, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Demidoff to former owner "with kindest regards from the author" the half title. xvi, 319, [1] +4 four ad pp; fold-out map in pouch on rear paste down. Very good, cloth lightly worn and soiled with sunned and slightly scratched spine, former owner's bookplate on front paste down, hinges starting. Map verso a little toned but basically fine. Housed in custom slipcase. A Russian nobleman's photo-illustrated account of three hunting trips in 1895 and 1896 to the Caucasus mountains of Georgia and Azerbaijan, a minor classic of hunting literature that is quite scarce signed.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1898 - 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback Fine Condition

      1898. For sale here is an 1898 Wisden Publisher's Hardback in absolutely immaculate condition - probably the best that we have seen. The book has had no restoration. The front and rear boards are in flat, bright, almost as new condition. To be really picky there are two tiny bumps - one at the top of the front board in the centre and another approximately three quarters of the way down on the right hand side. The gilt is as new to the front board. The spine and spine gilt are in fabulous condition. The front and rear hinges are extremely strong and the yellow end papers, both front and rear, are bright and unmarked. The contents and photographic plate are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. A fabulous copy. If buying from overseas please contact us before purchasing to check payment arrangements and postage details.

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        Sieste entre filles".

      - Fusain et sanguine contrecollé sur papier fort, signé en bas à droite, 46 x 63 cm. Jean ISY de BOTTON (1898-1978) fait partie de l'école franco-américaine, il expose au Salon des Indépendants en 1926, ainsi qu'au Salon des Tuilleries. Alors que beaucoup d'artistes rêvent de venir s'installer en France, Jean de Botton part travailler et exposer aux Etats-Unis et en Angleterre. Il devient peintre officiel de la cour d'Angleterre et est chargé du couronnement de George VI en 1937. Jean de Botton est exposé au Metropolitan à New York et à Paris au Musée d'Art Moderne.L'artiste représente de façon originale et contrastée deux études de nus allongés, côte à côte, l'un au fusain, l'autre à la sanguine. Personnages que l'on retrouve fréquemment dans les tableaux de Jean de Botton.Infimes tâches et reports. Oeuvre originale

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        [Archive]: Cape May Golf Club 1930-31

      Near Fine. A file of correspondence, approximately 43 pieces, regarding the maintenance and development of the Cape May, New Jersey Golf Club including retained carbons and original correspondence from the Chairman of the Greens Committee T. Millet Hand, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Club Thomas Hart, the Club's golf pro M.A. Duffy, and others, including officers of other New Jersey and Pennsylvania golf clubs (including Wilmington [Delaware] Country Club, Country Club of Atlantic City, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, Doylestown Country Club, Bala Golf Club, Plymouth Country Club, ) as well as a couple of printed pieces. Founded in 1898, this correspondence deals with courtesies exchanged with other clubs, changes to the profiles of the greens, maintenance of the club house, by-laws concerning membership, correspondence with sporting magazines, etc.

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        Through Unknown Tibet

      1898 - First edition. Portrait frontispiece & numerous half-tone illustrations and diagrams in the text, with 4 folding maps in pocket at rear. Large 8vo. Original light brown cloth with vignette illustration on upper board. Very good. xiv, 440pp. T. Fisher Unwin. London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Certain Personal Matters [Inscribed to the Author's Father]

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1898 [but 1897]. First Edition. Hardcover. Significant inscription, not only in terms of the recipient, but in content. Wells was a failure in a variety of apprenticeships as a young man before finally finding success as a writer. Not only this, Wells, like his mother, had a contentious relationship with his father. The book itself is comprised of essays, many of which first appeared in periodicals such as Pall Mall, New Budget, and the Saturday Review. First printing, preceding the colonial edition published just after by Heinemann, publisher's catalog in rear dated 1897 as called for. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's blue gilt-embossed cloth; viii,278,[2],32pp. Spine a shade faded and slightly cocked, minor bumping to corners, else a Very Good or better copy. Inscribed and signed on half title: "Joseph Wells / from his unworthy son."

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        Das Luxus-Fuhrwerk. Ein Handbuch für Equipagenbesitzer.

      Stgt. Schickhardt & Ebner. 1898 - Mit 134 Abbildungen. VII,192 S. Aus dem Inhalt: Historisches / Die Gala-Equipage / Die vier-spännigen Luxus-Equipagen / Die zweispänn. Luxus-Equipagen / Das Tandem / Die einspännigen Luxus-Equipagen / Praktische Winke (Für die Behandlung der Wagen, . der Geschirre: Für den Kutscher). Besonders beeindrucken die Abbildungen besonderer Anspannungen und Kutschen in Holzschnitt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 Farb.-gepr. Ln. Kanten minimal berieben und bestoßen. Stlw. minimal fleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ursula Hartmann]
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        The Compounder: Williams' Informer, or Whiskey Buyer's Guide The Only Practical Work Published, Giving the Secrets of Compounding and the general ins and outs of the Liquor Business

      St. Louis: Geo. C. Williams, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 117pp. with three pages of fold-out tables. Original crimson cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated. About Very Good with two small stains on front cover, exposed tips, cloth worn away along bottom edge, fold-out tables creased, a few dog-eared pages, some underlining and bracketing in easily erasable pencil. Former owner's name and 1900 date on title page and paste down.A guide to making and selling whisky and other liquors (with a number of interesting distilling recipes) as well as all manner of information about terminology, prices, taxes, equipment, etc. A truly comprehensive turn-of-the-century American how-to for the prospective liquor business entrepreneur. Rare, only five copies located in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Annales des maladies de l'oreille du larynx du nez et du pharynx


      [Bookseller: Libreria Fabiocomics]
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        Der kleine Herr Friedemann. Novellen.

      Bln S Fischer 1898 - 2 Bll., 198(2) S. Grüner OLn. m. Kopfgoldschnitt (blindgeprägte Schildkröten; Kanten etwas berieben). Erste Ausgabe. Bürgin I, 1. Potempa B 1. Wilp./G. 2. - Die seltene erste selbständige Veröffentlichung von Thomas Mann mit den Novellen "Der kleine Herr Friedemann", "Der Tod", "Der Wille zum Glück", "Enttäuschung", "Der Bajazzo" und "Tobias Minderbickel". (= Collection Fischer Bd.6). - Von den stark autobiographischen Novellen hatte Mann den "Friedemann" an S. Fischer geschickt, der ihn um weitere Novellen für seine erste Veröffentlichung bat, und der Mann daraufhin anregte, einen größeren Roman zu schreiben - der erste Anstoß für die "Buddenbrooks". Mit diesem ersten Erfolg beendet Mann die Suche nach einem "bürgerlichen" Beruf, die lebenslange Verbindung mit Samuel Fischer wird durch diese ersten Novellen begründet. - Ausschnitt am fliegenden Vorsatz, Innengelenk nach dem Vorsatz etwas angeplatzt, sonst aber gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Osthoff]
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        Theodore Roosevelt

      [August 1898]. <p>A set of 2 photographs from c. 1898 of "<b><i>Camp Wykoff</i></b>,", Montauk Point, one of the most famous camps of the Spanish-American war, as a detention camp for recovery and/or quarantine from illness, disease or the infirmed. Each 4.5" x 3.5", affixed to period photographers backing with a slightly scuffed outer matt. Small 2mm linear indention along bottom edge of one photo, otherwise very good. The second photo is in excellent shape with only paper abrasion to the outer matt.<br></p><p>Note in scripted ink on verso of photographs: War of 1898, U.S. vs. Spain. Camp Wichoff [sic]. Montauk Point, L.I.</p><p>Camp Wykoff was one of the more famous camps of the Spanish American War. The government had realized that with the outbreak of disease in Cuba and Puerto Rico, the returning soldiers could not be immediately sent back to their homes, since the communicable diseases they may carry - yellow fever, malaria, etc. - may be carried home with them. The idea was started to create an isolated camp where the men could first be cleared of disease before being released. </p><p>Many military units spent their last days as an organization at the New York camp. The camp was to consist of two areas. A smaller area of the camp would be a detention camp for men quarantined from the general population for reasons of disease. The larger portion would be a camp for rest and recovery for men simply weakened by the rough service and poor diet in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Each of the two areas were to be equipped with their own hospitals. Ultimately, forty-four transports delivered troops from abroad bringing in </p><p>22,221 men. Ultimately, forty-four transports delivered troops from abroad bringing in 22,221 men. The efforts to build an infrastructure to support a small city within a very short period of time strained the limits of the camp with the camp hospitals treating 10,000 patients in thirty days. The crisis passed with the last unit vacating the camp on October 28, 1898</p><p>Provenance: Ex-James Sigler Spanish-American War Collection.</p>

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        The Two Magics. The Turn of the Screw; Covering End

      William Heinemann 1898 - First Edition. William Heinemann. 1898 First edition, first printing. The entire first printing consisted of only 1500 copies which included copies for export to the Colonies. This is one of the domestic copies with title page printed in red and black and dated "MDCCCXCVIII" in Roman numerals, original decorated blue cloth, four irises stamped in blind and title stamped in gold on front panel. Publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, all edges untrimmed. First book publication of "The Turn of the Screw," James's most famous ghost story. Hand-written copy of letter to F.W.H. Myers dated 1908 on verso of ht. also note and copy of letter to H.G. Wells dated 1898 to title page of Covering end. Hardcover. Wear and fading to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners with rubbing to edges. ep's and margins lightly age toned. binding sound. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALCYON BOOKS]
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        Le superbe Orénoque

      First illustrated edition of 20 out-text, most polychrome but some black and white. Catalog AJ in fine (although these engravings are announced in colors in Jauzac, some are in black or sepia). There is only one cardboard box in the golden globe for this title.Cartonnage d'éditeur "Au globe doré" of the 3rd type.Written in 1894 and published for the first time in 1898, Le superbe Orénoque is an adventure novel featuring a girl in search of her father. The novel is based on the accounts of the explorer Jean Chaffanjeon who made several trips on the Orinoco and in this part of the world from 1884 to 1886. Hetzel Paris 1898 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm) 411pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L`Art dans la décoration extérieure des livres en France et à l`étranger. Les couvertures illustrées, les cartonnages d`éditeurs, la reliure d`art. [Signiertes Widmungsexemplar].

      Paris, L.-Henry May, 1898. 4°. 27 cm. 2 Blatt, VI, 272 Seiten. Grüner, Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf braunem Rückenschildchen und floraler Ornamentik im Jugendstil. Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. Französischsprachige Ausgabe mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Mit 2-zeiliger signierter Widmung von Octave Uzanne auf Vortitel: \"A mon ami.... Bien cordial souvenir. Octave Uzanne\". Widmungsadressat gelöscht. Der im Jugendstil farbig illustrierte Umschlag der Original-Broschur wurde komplett beigebunden. Sehr gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. First edition. French language edition with many illustrations. With 2-line signed dedication by Octave Uzanne on half title. Contemporary green half leather binding with guilt lettering on spine. With bound original dust jacket from the brochure. Fine copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Bucheinbände / book bindings; Buchkunst / bookart / printing art; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy; Widmungsexemplar / presentation copy

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        Hunting Trips in the Caucasus

      London: Rowland Ward, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Demidoff to former owner "with kindest regards from the author" the half title. xvi, 319, [1] +4 four ad pp; fold-out map in pouch on rear paste down. Very good, cloth lightly worn and soiled with sunned and slightly scratched spine, former owner's bookplate on front paste down, hinges starting. Map verso a little toned but basically fine. Housed in custom slipcase. A Russian nobleman's photo-illustrated account of three hunting trips in 1895 and 1896 to the Caucasus mountains of Georgia and Azerbaijan, a minor classic of hunting literature that is quite scarce signed.

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports.

      London William Heinemann 1898 - First edition. 4to. (320mm x 255mm); twelve colour lithographs by Nicholson, slight offsetting onto text leaves, random spotting to endpapers and one to title, otherwise very good, publisher's paper-covered pictorial boards, a little spotted, more so to lower board, corners slightly rubbed, some overall dust-soiling, else a very attractive copy indeed and particularly good internally. Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson's most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Wessex Poems.

      London: Harper & Brothers,, 1898. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine in gilt, gilt device to front cover, some leaves unopened, top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 13 illustrated plates, illustrations in text throughout by the author. Very minor bump to top front tip. A fine copy. First edition, one of 500 copies. An exceptionally fine copy of Hardy's first volume of verse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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